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So you’ve accidently left your lights on again and now your car won’t start – we’ve all been there. It can be very irritating if your car battery goes flat, and it can happen for a number of reasons. A flat battery is most commonly caused by:

  • something has been left on (usually lights or a faulty component is draining the battery)
  • a lack of use or vehicle only used for short journeys
  • a fault with the vehicle's charging system
  • a fault with the battery itself

Even if you jump start the car as a quick fix, it's a good idea to charge the battery properly to keep it in good condition.

How to charge your battery

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It's as easy as that! Once the battery is charged, unplug the charger and then disconnect the clamps, and then, reconnect the car battery. Charging your battery is really simple, but it’s important to remember that batteries can give off hydrogen gas while they're being charged - especially if they're being charged at a higher voltage by a fast charger! Keep the charger away from the battery, and make sure you don't leave anything on top of the battery that could be damaged!

Batteries don't last forever, however, so if your battery is losing charge, it may have reached the end of its life.

How we can help at H.Bowers –

Battery Services: Like any battery, a car battery can run out of juice. If yours is low on power or your car won't start, Bowers can help. Our workshop technicians can test your car battery for free and fit a new one if needed from just £5 Plus VAT

Battery Supply: Bowers stock car batteries to fit over 98% of vehicles on the road, so we're likely to have exactly what you need.

Recycling: When you buy a new car battery from us, we'll recycle your old one for free. Government legislation means that getting rid of your old battery isn't as straightforward as you might think. So why not do your bit for the planet and let us take it away?

For more information contact our service reception Tel: 01782 590702 or email

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